Mytheos Holt

Posted February 03, 2016

In 1941, journalist Dorothy Parker suggested a gruesome parlor game you could play at your next dinner party, which she called Who Goes Nazi? As this game was supposed to be played before anyone knew what Hitler himself would go on to do, Parker clearly meant the born Nazi epithet as a standard political jab rather than the over-the-top insult it has become.

Posted February 03, 2016

Recently, alarming news for those advocating for a sensible health care policy arrived courtesy of Politico Pro: The pharmaceutical industry spent more than $50 million on lobbying last year alone. And, if you can believe this, thats an increase from 2014.

Posted January 30, 2016

At a recent panel sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CES) dealing with the improvement of Americas patent system, the audience found itself stunned.

Posted January 12, 2016

One doesnt exactly have to reach to come up with reasons why 2016 will be an important year. Particularly in political and policy circles.

Posted December 04, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission, like most Federal agencies, has gotten worse at its job under Barack Obama. So much worse, in fact, that Republican Senators have had to send a letter to them asking if theyve even acted on half a million consumer complaints.

Posted November 18, 2015

During the fourth Republican debate, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina correctly noted that big government has created a big business called politics. And there are lots of people invested in the status quo of that big business called politics.

Posted October 15, 2015

Obamacare, depending on who you ask in the GOP, is either a calculated Trojan Horse designed to collapse and release single payer health care upon the American public, a flawed piece of legislation that needs badly to be revised, or the greatest evil inflicted on the American public since slavery.

Posted September 01, 2015

In the battle over patent reform, one question that looms bizarrely large is the issue of venue reform. That is, one of the many complaints offered by supporters of reform is that particularly litigious patent holders need to be restrained from dragging their targets into random, out-of-the-way courtrooms.

Posted August 27, 2015

What do you call someone who supports Federal bureaucrats granting rights out of thin air, judges legislating from the bench about how those rights work, and spreads terror about technological progress (along with derogatory comparisons to Uber)?

Posted August 12, 2015

Conservatives, heres a question: What if I told you that taxpayers are inadvertently propping up indoctrination camps that teach their students to be anti-growth while simultaneously trying to extort hundreds of millions of dollars from the very companies most devoted to making our lives better?

Posted August 07, 2015

Having exhausted their grab bag of scare tactics, untruths, and misleading arguments, patent reform opponents seem finally to have grasped that their stalling is failing.

Posted August 03, 2015

You have to give the enemies of patent reform credit: They do love to hide behind the idea that theyre defending the free market.

Posted July 28, 2015

Two recent events illustrate better than almost anything the difference between the worlds that proponents of patent reform, and their opponents, want to see.

Posted July 23, 2015

As the race for 2016 heats up, Republican contenders for high office at all levels will be asking themselves a simple question: How do we expand on our demographic and outreach success of 2014, in order to build a truly lasting coalition?

Posted December 09, 2013

In the 1980s, a group was formed which warned of an emerging danger to American’s youth. That danger was a new, and increasingly popular form of entertainment that, while seemingly harmless, allowed children and teens to tap into their more violent and morally questionable urges while hiding under the guise of harmless escapism.

Posted November 17, 2013

As readers may or may not be aware, it’s School Choice Week. However, given the items in the news, you could be forgiven for not knowing. In fact, given those same items, one might get the idea that we’ve instead been going through something like Bullying Month.

Posted November 10, 2013

When one thinks of ticket scalpers, one generally conjures a mental image of shady men waiting outside theaters offering scandalously overpriced tickets to late buyers from under several layers of trench coat.

Posted November 03, 2013

In the ongoing dust-up over tactics currently dominating conservative sites – turning former comrades against each other and causing many consternation about the fate of the GOP – it was probably inevitable that the name of William F. Buckley Jr would be brought up at some point.

Posted September 26, 2013

"You have the courage to tell the masses what no politician told them: you are inferior and all the improvements in your condition which you simply take for granted you owe to the efforts of men who are better than you."

Posted September 23, 2013

In the recent Hammer Horror film The Woman in Black, lawyer Arthur Kipps (played by erstwhile Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe) undertakes the project of sorting through the possessions of a deceased woman at her late home, Eel Marsh House.